It was another typical drought yarding with large numbers of cows and young cattle in plain condition in another fairly large yarding of 4870 in a market that saw most sections sell pretty well.
Along with other major centres the cow market as very strong lifting by as much as 30c in the best quality yarding we have seen in some time.
Competition was strong with all sections enjoying rises in the much smaller yarding. With the useful fall of rain and the end of the financial year looming, numbers were back by 3800 for a yarding of 2010.
Number lifted by almost 1000 for a total of 5820. Despite the increase most sections held their ground in a pretty solid market.
Most sections of the market enjoyed stronger results as numbers decline at most major saleyards throughout the state which is indicating that the numbers may really be starting to run short.
Outstanding quality Angus steers and heifers from the Binnaway district sold to the feedlotters at rates up to 25c/kg dearer in a much smaller yarding.
Young steers to the restockers bounce back lifting up to 30c/kg following the very tough market of the previous week.
Large numbers of lightweight cattle to the restockers were as much as 50c/kg cheaper with the market becoming saturated with weaner cattle as the selloff continues due to the dry.
The cow market and the grown steer market both lifted with solid support coming from both northern and southern processors. The cow market enjoyed gains of up to 6c while the grown steers lifted by as much as 12c/kg.
Strong support from the south on the grown steers and cows combined with solid support from the trade buyers and northern restockers resulted in a stronger market for most sections in a much smaller yarding.